Pre-Marriage Education

There are several things you should consider individually and as a couple before getting married. Most importantly, what does commitment and marriage mean to each of you?

Other issues to consider and discuss with your partner may include:

  • What are our expectations of marriage?
  • What will be different once we get married?
  • What do we each bring to the relationship?
  • How will we work out our finances?
  • Do we want to have children?
  • Do we have similar values and beliefs?
  • If we have differences, are we able to work through them together?

A number of organisations offer pre-marriage education programs where participants are invited to learn about themselves and their partners. Some of these are:

Relationships Australia
Hobart Marriage Counselling
The EPICentre

Or check yellow pages/internet for more options

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